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  • Rock Solid Warrior

    Senior Airman Jason A. Robelotto Senior Airman Jason A. Robelotto 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Force Protection/ Medical Materials Home unit/base: Stratton Air National Guard, N.Y. How do you support the mission here? We are the first line of defense and are responsible for searching 330 + third country nationals (TCNs) daily. We
  • Leadership; it's all about the people

    People discuss leadership but few really know about it. Leadership is an art, and being a leader can take many years for one to be a seasoned and skilled one. But what do your leaders think about leadership and what guides their actions? I had the distinct pleasure to ask the top officer and enlisted person on the "Rock" for their thoughts on
  • Be Vigilant About Safety

    The Rock is experiencing a rash of vehicle incidences according to Tech. Sgt. Jody Cummings, ground safety NCO. "Already in this 2007 fiscal year, we have experienced 27 vehicle incidents here. In AEF 3/4 we experienced 10 total." The reasons for these easily avoidable incidences, or mishaps are, "Excessive speed, and inattention to detail. Other
  • Visiting warrior spirit and Airmen pride

    Lt. Gen. Gary North, Commander U.S. Central Command Air Forces, paid a visit to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing during his tour of the CENTAF Area of Responsibility. During the evening visit, Gen. North spent some time getting to know some of the service members here, men and woman of all ranks and branches. Gen. North began his tour at the
  • Rock Solid Warrior

    Senior Airman Troy D. Hoskins Senior Airman Troy D. Hoskins 424th Medium Truck Detachment 2T151 Vehicle Operator/DispatcherHome unit/base: 366 LRS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho How do you support the mission here? Here at Arifjan, we do line haul convoys throughout Iraq and local missions as well throughout Kuwait. I'm the Lead Vehicle Commander (LVC,
  • Chief of staff: Warrior Airmen new culture of Air Force

    Today's Airmen are in the fight.As the war on terrorism continues in the Middle East and the war on drugs continues in South and Central America, Airmen are engaged in struggles across the globe."We are warfighters," said Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the Air Force chief of staff. "From the pilots who drop bombs on target in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the
  • Decorated Vietnam vet back at war

    It may be surprising to hear that the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has a Vietnam era Purple Heart recipient working at the wing.It is even more surprising to hear that the combat veteran is actually a C-130 Hercules deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.On the flight deck of aircraft 63-7865 is a plaque telling the story of one of the hardest
  • Deployed wing transports its 1 millionth passenger

    The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing lived up to its motto of "Boots on the Ground" when it recently transported its 1millionth passenger in a little more than two years.The wing reached this historic milestone when they transported 10 Army soldiers to their final destination within the area of responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom."The
  • Airmen wrap up airdrop campaign

    The Air Force C-130 Hercules team Dec. 14 wrapped up its six-day campaign of airdropping more than 211,000 pounds of supplies into the flood-ravaged Dadaab region of eastern Kenya.But to children on the ground, it was the last 60 pounds that maybe made the most difference.As a way to say goodbye and good luck, the Air Force parachuted four boxes of
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